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The greatly idiotic Walter Romero takes on an island of zombies and a bloodthirsty werewolf to avenge his boy scout buddy with the help of his doe-eyed crush, Ashley Valinski, and hapless stoner, Johnny Mason. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (From Horror News. 5 January 2011, 10:59 AM, PST)

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Less boring than Surf Nazis Must Die, but not as funny as Die You Zombie Bastards! See more (2 total) »


  (in credits order)
Chris Ouchie ... Walter Romero
Jozef K. Richards ... Johnny Mason (as Kyle Richards)
Samantha Goetz ... Ashley Valinski
Steve Golla ... Officer Larry Hopkins
Stephen Kimble ... Officer Duane Black
Charles Ramsey ... Mayor Kimball
Alex Trapp ... Booker
Rick Herd ... Database
Jacob Woelfel ... Digits
Elizabeth Tannehill ... Mom
Megan McGivern ... Mandy Hollywood

Bruce Spielbauer ... The Guru
Matt Mast ... The Werewolf
Corey Gibb ... DJ
Ryan Dewerth ... Randy
Matt Henry ... Butch
Quinn Hester ... Tim

Mark Borchardt ... Mr. Englan
Curtis Yorkey ... Mr. Mathia
Chelo Guardiola ... Lucio
Jon Phillips ... Amando
Russ Montney ... Mack

Rex Steven Sikes ... Deputy Riley McFinnigan
Shawn Monaghan ... Officer Trevor Pohl
Sue Montney ... Mrs. Mack
Adam Montney ... Mack Jr.
Kenny Somerville ... SWAT Leader
Jon Elliott ... SWAT Perv
Dobie Maxwell ... Teacher
Nick Ouchie ... Chip
Carolyn Kanter ... Reporter Jamie Johnson

Ed Gale ... Reporter Mel Tambor (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joan Boudro ... Zombie

Directed by
Jozef K. Richards  (as Kyle Richards)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jozef K. Richards  written by (as Kyle Richards)

Produced by
Matthew Balz .... associate producer
Jon Elliott .... executive producer
Quinn Hester .... associate producer
Susie Marine .... associate producer
Carol Marquardt .... associate producer
Jozef K. Richards .... producer (as Kyle Richards)
William Richards .... associate producer
Eric Wescott .... associate producer
Original Music by
Doug Dobert 
Cinematography by
Quinn Hester 
Film Editing by
Jozef K. Richards  (as Kyle Richards)
Eric Wescott 
Set Decoration by
Matthew Balz 
Costume Design by
Judith Richards 
Makeup Department
Matthew Balz .... assistant makeup
Susie Marine .... assistant makeup
Chris Ouchie .... assistant makeup
Mary Ouchie .... assistant makeup
Judith Richards .... makeup artist
Production Management
Eric Wescott .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Balz .... assistant director: first unit
Kenny Somerville .... assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Judith Richards .... assistant property master
Eric Wescott .... property master
Sound Department
Jon Elliott .... boom operator
Dan Kattman .... sound editor
Drew Maxwell .... sound effects editor
Kenny Somerville .... boom operator
Eric Wescott .... boom operator
Eric Wescott .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Matthew Balz .... special effects crew
Hank Carlson .... special effects consultant
Jon Elliott .... special effects crew
Chris Ouchie .... special effects coordinator
Eric Wescott .... special effects crew
Visual Effects by
Dan Kattman .... visual effects
Eric Wescott .... visual effects
Matthew Balz .... stunts
Ryan Dewerth .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Balz .... best boy electric
Matthew Balz .... still photographer
Ryan Dewerth .... best boy grip
Ryan Dewerth .... still photographer
Jon Elliott .... best boy grip
Quinn Hester .... gaffer
Phil Koch .... crane operator
Phil Koch .... still photographer
Chris Ouchie .... key grip
Jozef K. Richards .... assistant camera (as Kyle Richards)
Eric Wescott .... dolly grip
Editorial Department
Nick Eason .... colorist
Jon Elliott .... assistant editor
Quinn Hester .... additional editing
Dan Kattman .... additional editing
Drew Maxwell .... additional editing
Chris Ouchie .... assistant editor
Other crew
Kyle Arpke .... production assistant
Matthew Balz .... production assistant
Matt Batta .... production assistant
Brian Dunigan .... production assistant
Chelo Guardiola .... production assistant
Sam Kozel .... production assistant
Jon Phillips .... production assistant
Maria Pretzl .... production assistant
Jozef K. Richards .... location manager (as Kyle Richards)
Robert Richards .... production accountant
Eric Wescott .... production coordinator
Ross Bigley .... special thanks
Russ Montney .... in loving memory of

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Additional Details

USA:99 min

Did You Know?

The Guru:Walter. Walter, no matter what happens... I want you to promise me something.
Walter Romero:What is it?
The Guru:Promise me you'll stay out of the Moors. Stay out of the Moors!
Walter Romero:What? Like in England?
The Guru:Well, yes. But also just in general! And also Scotland.
Walter Romero:I had no intention of going to the Moors or Scotland.
The Guru:Grave danger awaits those who enter there. Grave danger!
Walter Romero:I'm not going to the Moors.
The Guru:Or Scotland?
Walter Romero:Okay, okay! I'm not going to Europe, I'm not going to Scotland, and I'm certainly not going to the Moors! I'm staying right here in this town and I'm not going anywhere!
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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Less boring than Surf Nazis Must Die, but not as funny as Die You Zombie Bastards!, 10 March 2013
Author: Matt Kracht ( from New York

The plot: a werewolf, zombies, and a pair of topless girls assault a group of survivors.

I can't really say much about The Amateur Monster Movie that the title doesn't already tell you. It's a humble title, one that's likely to scare away people that hate no budget, independent movies. It also tells you right away that it's likely going to be campy, goofy, and played entirely for laughs. Indeed it is. It's populated exclusively by clichéd stereotypes, the gore can only be described as a parody of low budget splatter movies, and the intentionally bad acting occasionally reaches levels that make you wonder if they're actually reshooting the scenes until it hits rock bottom.

The problem is that the movie just isn't very funny. I often find the absolute worst movies to be rather amusing, and I think I'm one of the few people to actually laugh at unrepentant crap like Die You Zombie Bastards! and Surf Nazis Must Die. Objectively, those movies are almost unwatchably bad, but they make me laugh. The Amateur Monster Movie, unfortunately, failed to make me laugh. Out of all the things that didn't make me laugh, the one that came closest was probably the Joseph Pilato spoof, which I admit to finding slightly amusing. The other cops and the mayor were also slightly amusing, but the teenagers all annoyed me. All they ever did was smoke pot, talk about smoking pot, or try to find more pot to smoke. I did not find their wacky antics amusing, and I kept wishing that they'd die off already.

If you like incredibly bad movies, such as the aforementioned atrocities against film, then you should probably at least give this movie a chance. If you can sit through Surf Nazis Must Die, then you can sit through anything. Guaranteed. I guess I'd probably recommend this movie mostly to people who like watching amateur movies on YouTube.

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